TYUMEN, February 12, Adela Ziatdinova. Olympic champion in skiing racing Yulia Stupak called herself an extraordinary athlete for whom “head problems” are a virtue.
Earlier, the President of the Russian Ski Racing Federation (FLGR) Elena Vyalbe said that the skier is experiencing psychological problems due to the lack of performances at the international level and risks ending her career at the end of the season.
“”I can say one thing: problems with the head in my case are a huge bonus given to me from above, let’s put it this way. I am an extraordinary athlete, an extraordinary person, I know all my strengths. I always talk about weakness, I don’t consider it something bad, funny. Showing weakness is a huge strength, and this is my strength, I’m not embarrassed or afraid of it, they love me for it. As for the possible end of my career, I don’t even want to comment on this issue,” Stupak said journalists.
“”I am not offended in any way (at Vyalba), we are truly like children to her. But, as they say, there is probably a black mark in the family, and I will take on this role. The role of a person , who has problems with his head. I am not offended in any way, Elena Valerievna is trying, probably, to do better for each athlete. And each athlete has the responsibility of choosing to go further, to be at a crossroads, or to choose what you already know. I I will definitely make a decision myself, perhaps I already have it and for quite a long time, who knows,” she added.